October 2017

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Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2017
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Here’s one for all those with a child genius, and a vague yearning to learn
(just try googling it…): 
be intrigued by Laura Seymour
and
The fate of the peanut specialist. 
Not to mention Frances Sackett’s
description of the
Moon in Flood –and why is Mum’s Laughing 
(Anne Stewart)?
And just how do you go about
Outwitting Baba Yaga? Pat Farrington explains,
while
John Andrew spins a yarn about his Line of Ancestry.
Join in with Elizabeth Barton’s Song of a Suburb, keeping a watch, though,
for
Sue Davies and The Strawberry Thieves, as well as The Burner
(Tom Moody). Then relax with some Cocktails in the company
of
James Conor Patterson, raising a glass to Neil Beardmore’s Amanuensis.
But heed the Teachings of the Shaman from Louis Nthendaand Sarah Barnsley’s
instructions:
We have made a number of key appointments
be sure to keep yours with this issue of Orbis

Featured Poet Kevin Casey: A New Confectionery; Promises; Darning the Sky

Poems from: Arthur Broomfield, Seeing Limerick Station through quantum physics;
Craig Kurtz, Huswife’s Velleity; Edward O’Dwyer, The End of Ice-Cream;
Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Figs and Amethysts; Gwen Sayers, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Prose from Charles Osborne, The Girl in the Sand; Jennifer Ouellette, The Heroes;
Pavle Radonic, LOVES HIGH AND LOW Wives and Devotions

Translation: Brent Southgate, Poems from Martial

Past Master: Helen Ashley on Edward Thomas

Reviews by Clairr O’Connor, Angelina d’Roza, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 180 contributors also include

Mike Alderson; Aidan Baker; Linda Benninghoff; Toby Campion; Andrew Curtis;
Nathan Fidler; Angela Howarth; Ian McLachlan; Antony Mair;
Katherine Noone; Val Pargeter; Karen Petersen; Laura Potts; Paul Protheroe;
Natalie Scott; K. V. Skene; David Troman; Chris Woods